During their last trip to our sunny shores, Saturday Night Live hired Second City Mainstage cast member Shelly Gossman as a writer. And now they've tapped someone else to join her!
(haha! That is the worst photo of Tom!) Thomas Flanigan, of the Second City etc stage has been hired as writer for Saturday Night Live. Tom has been a mainstay of the Chicago comedy scene both as an improviser and as the Artistic Director of the incredible sketch group, The Galileo Players ("Funny like Einstein When He Was Really On.")
With his super-brain and his BS in Biomedical Engineering, Thomas might be overqualified for the job! By the way, his amazing wife, Meagan, was mentioned in this blog not too long ago...and Thomas and the cast of the etc show, Studs Turkekl, Not Working, was as well.
The current show, The Absolute Best Friggin' Time of Your Life, which Thomas helped create, just opened in May and here's what Chris Jones says about it.
Congratulations and Good Luck, Thomas!